I wrote this note on my birthday last year on my facebook page. I wanted to write something for my birthday this year, but this actually says it all. I have so enjoyed having Pixie and Funny Nose with me all year…no being packed away for them anymore!! It has been another challenging year, but one in which I have learned so much. Most of all, I have learned how to change the way in which I think…and that is no easy thing to learn! It is still a work in progress, as am I, but I am happier and more content than I’ve ever been in my life. Again, I wish to thank and honor my dear friends, whether you’ve been with me since day one or we’ve just met! Maybe you’re on my facebook page and we connect in that way. Regardless, I’m thankful and blessed to have each of you as a part of me. Now for the post from last year (this year, I’m 59….really?)!!
Happy Birthday to ME!! I am so thankful to have lived through one of the toughest yet! Yesterday while unpacking Christmas decorations, I came across a box of items which I had misplaced when I moved 2 1/2 years ago! Oddly enough, they were in a decorative box right in my living room! Though I couldn't see them, they were with me as they had been for so many years!
Among the items was this figurine which was given to me by my Godmother, Ima Murphy (RIP) when I was about 4 years old. It graced her coffee table and when I visited, as I often did, I would run right to it and hold it and play with it. I named the two "Pixie and Funny Nose" and felt I knew them from some long ago and far away place where Pixies/Faeries/Magical Beings lived with their various animal friends to whom they could talk. Eventually, Ima gave me the figurine and I have had it with me ever since. Of all the items I have had and lost in this life, this is one that has remained.
Today as I celebrate 58 years of life, I use Pixie and Funny Nose as a symbol of the essence of myself. I remember the feeling this little duo brought me then and the feeling still arises when I look at them now. I honor that part of myself and know it is the best part of me.
I want to thank everyone who has been with me over my life whether from the beginning or just having joined in. You are all connected to me and "I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"! (Goo goo g'joob!) I love and honor each of you.
In keeping with my theme of poems, here is another on of my favs....perfect for this day...enjoy...
Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children's faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.
Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.
-Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)